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Old 02-17-2017, 09:38 PM
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The Kinks were an absolutely revolutionary band from the British invasion! I just heard "Tired of Waiting" on the music channel. That guitar sound that Davies had was incredible. They used to use tube amps and cut their speakers with knives or something, but with all today's technology, I still really dig that simple "dry" warm sound that they had back then, on stuff like "You Really Got Me", and "Set Me Free", etc....Van Halen didn't even come close!
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:05 PM
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Yea great stuff. Jimmy Page played the solo on You Really Got Me.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:12 PM
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Yea great stuff. Jimmy Page played the solo on You Really Got Me.
Not according to Dave Davies...

"I have heard from producers of this documentary that the errors in it will be corrected...the truth is I, Dave Davies, invented the distorted guitar sound and played the solo on You Really Got Me. We never used ANY other guitarists on any Kinks hits. Also, I slashed my little green amp with a razor blade to create the sound in YRGM."

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Old 02-17-2017, 10:20 PM
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Couldn't agree more. Kinks were my very first concert. I was digging their new release Schoolboys in Disgrace which was Themed concert much like an Alice Cooper show.

I do not want to derail this Kinks thread, but I'd like to throw a shout out to Ian Hunter who was similar to the Kinks in many ways. Voice, song style, etc. w/ Mick Ronson leading the way for the great guitar sound.

side note: Dave Davies is still recording and performing.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:11 PM
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The Kinks were great. I especially like one of their later albums, "Sleepwalker". In fact, I have an original vinyl which I bought in the later 70's. I'll need to break that sucker out tonight and fire up my vintage Technics SL-1300.
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Yea great stuff. Jimmy Page played the solo on You Really Got Me.
Jimmy Page takes a lot of credit for things he didn't do, this amongst them.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:14 PM
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Jimmy Page takes a lot of credit for things he didn't do, this amongst them.
You mean, like Stairway? ;)
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Not according to Dave Davies...

"I have heard from producers of this documentary that the errors in it will be corrected...the truth is I, Dave Davies, invented the distorted guitar sound and played the solo on You Really Got Me. We never used ANY other guitarists on any Kinks hits. Also, I slashed my little green amp with a razor blade to create the sound in YRGM."
Well Mick Avory, the drummer of the Kinks, took care of him.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:30 PM
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That's real rock and roll. Guitarists could get great tone plugged straight into the amps and drummers kept the time, not clik tracks. Celluloid Heroes and Muswell Hillbillies were a couple of my all time favorites. Long live the Kinks !!
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